Video Producer Salary

Pay for Video Producers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $51K annually. Total cash compensation to Video Producers bottoms out near $32K and approaches $82K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $7K from bonuses and almost $13K from profit sharing. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Most enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to one-half. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Men make up the majority of Video Producers (69 percent) survey respondents. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$34,026 - $80,347

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$11.74 - $36.02

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$34,026 - $80,347  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,760  
Profit Sharing
$505 - $12,592  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$32,096 - $81,577  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,133
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$11.74 - $36.02  
   
Overtime
$18.61 - $46.01  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,760  
   
Profit Sharing
$505 - $12,592  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$32,096 - $81,577  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 192
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Job Description for Video Producer

When a company needs videos created for training, presentations to investors and stockholders, or advertising, they use a video producer. The video producer oversees all aspects of creating the video(s) needed. They handle scripting, shooting, and editing, as well as the acquisition of any equipment or on-screen talent necessary for the video itself.

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Video Producer Tasks

  • Manage video production process by allocating staff, setting schedules, budgeting, and evaluating progress.
  • Support project development, including storyboarding, prototyping, scriptwriting, and consulting with clients.
  • Collaborate with art directors, writers, and production crew to understand video status and needs.

Common Career Paths for Video Producer


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For Video Producers, progressing to an Executive Producer role may result in a significant raise. On average, an Executive Producer can earn $100K annually.

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Popular Skills for Video Producer


Video Producers report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Budgeting, Budget Management, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 49 percent, 27 percent, and 6 percent, respectively. Those listing Videographer as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Videography and Project Coordinating also typically command lower compensation. Most people skilled in Project Management are similarly competent in Apple Final Cut Pro.

Pay by Experience Level for Video Producer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $43K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $52K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $61K. Video Producers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $63K.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Video Producers, Washington offers exceptional salaries, 28 percent above the national average. Video Producers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+27 percent), Seattle (+26 percent), San Francisco (+25 percent), and Los Angeles (+24 percent). Video Producers in Orlando make 24 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Workers in Austin and Philadelphia earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (18 percent less and 13 percent less, respectively).

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Experience Affects Video Producer Salaries




National Average
$50,000


Skills That Affect Video Producer Salaries

Budgeting
up arrow 49%



Production Management
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National Average
$50,000

Apple Final Cut Pro
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Editing
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Adobe Premiere
up arrow 4%

Product Photography
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Client Interaction
up arrow 6%

Project Coordinating
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Videography
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Videographer
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 261 votes.

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 15%
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